Paper: Cooking Up Referring Expressions

ACL ID P89-1009
Title Cooking Up Referring Expressions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989

This paper describes the referring expression generation mechanisms used in EPICURE, a com- puter program which produces natural language descriptions of cookery recipes. Major features of the system include: an underlying ontology which permits the representation of non-singular entities; a notion of diacriminatory power, to determine what properties should be used in a description; and a PATR-like unification grammar to produce surface linguistic strings.